Khloe Kardashian & Whitney Cummings Criticize Malibu Wine Safaris For Seemingly NOT Evacuating Animals!

UPDATE 8:00 PM PST: Whitney has Instagrammed more about the matter (see below):

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If @malibusafaris can just send us proof from vets, not news reporters that Stanley is okay and that the other animals are too, all good. Animals don’t have cars or e-mail. This place also had other people horses there who paid to board them there. I guess I’m just trying to do what I would hope other people would do for my animals or children if this happened. If they’re fine now, great. Do the right thing and build a cement enclosure for Stanley that can’t burn down, and get a real evacuation plan in place in case this happens again. I truly can’t and shouldn’t spend any more time on this so now the experts can do the rest because this is above my pay grade. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and even the not so kind ones. I always want to be fair and just and would never want to make a bad situation worse.

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Last update hopefully. @malibusafaris my offer to help you rebuild your property still stands. Please everyone stop attacking each other. That’s not helping. The animals weren’t okay, now they are. Super simple. The attention we raised help them get food and vet care when the roads were blocked and no food could get up. It worked. Let’s move on to animals and people that are not okay. The @ktla report was before an outside exotic vet came in which is why we had an issue and why I was annoyed. They still may need to evacuate, i don’t know. I’m not there. I spoke to the reporter and my concern is that the story was making it so vets couldn’t get there. We sorted it out and this pressure did help and that’s all I can do. Please don’t chime in with opinions and assumptions if you weren’t physically there. Try not to evaluate past posts with present circumstances. It’s not helpful to this situation or to your spirit. We gotta stick together right now more than ever.

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Prayers for the animals of California…

As we reported, several celebs — including Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian — were forced to evacuate their houses due to wildfire that has affected areas such as Malibu, Calabasas, and Hidden Hills.

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After news of the natural disaster broke out, people immediately began to worry about the different animals at attraction Malibu Wine Safaris, especially Stanley the Giraffe!

On Friday, Stanley’s official Instagram account confirmed that the tall mammal was safe and fed, and that the attraction’s management team and animal trainers “began preparing for evacuations” on Thursday night.

However, they did acknowledge that they are still searching for a “small number… of animals unaccounted for.”

They wrote:

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Thanks to everyone in the community for your prayers and support through this difficult time. Our amazing animal care and facilities team began preparing for evacuations late last night and because of their efforts we have survived the fire. Our management team and animal trainers are onsite right now feeding, providing water, repairing enclosures, and caring for our animal family (including Stanley). While we have lost a considerable portion of our barns and facilities, our primary concern is the lives our animal and human families. We have a small number of number of animals unaccounted for but the search is continuing through the night. Your offers of support are deeply appreciated and as we begin the reconstruction process we will reach out to neighbors to help with this process!

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Khloe echoed the news on her Twitter account:

Sadly, fast forward to now, it appears that the animals have NOT been evacuated.

On Sunday, comedian Whitney Cummings confirmed this when she visited Stanley at his Malibu home.

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I went rogue and went to check on Stanley the giraffe myself. There were a lot of rumors and i didn’t want to be contributing to untrue gossip. I don’t know enough about exotic animals to know if them choosing not to move him was the right choice, but for now he is safe although the conditions are terrible air quality and windy. They are trying to build a barn for him for the night because it burned down. The best thing you can do to help is have as much hay delivered as you can to Malibu Wines/Saddle Rock Ranch or bring some if you live in the area. They lost all their structures, but all the animals are alive right now. I was frustrated that they didn’t evacuate all the animals days ago, but again it’s easy for me to say given i wasn’t there and the fires came in fast. Everyone I spoke to was kind and doing the best they could. I’m sorry I was so aggressive with you guys both in person and on social media. I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you did what was best for your animals and humans but in the future I’m offering my services to help with a better evacuation plan and any resources you currently need. Let’s all just stick together right now and deal with everything else later.

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I’m deleted my understanding caption about Malibu wines/Saddlerock ranch. I didn’t want to speak until i had all the information. Now I do. They had a lot of excuses and i was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. They didn’t evacuate their animals and still won’t. I wanted to be understanding and gracious, but once you treat your animals like this (when you have plenty of money) we simply aren’t on the same page. The pastures were still burning in areas when I got there, an injured pig was found by us that nobody was looking for, and the owners of boarded horses were told they were evacuated which is a lie. So now we have a problem. You guys can DM me if you want to discuss evacuating them otherwise I’m just going to post the photos I have. Talk soon?

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The 2 Broke Girls co-creator then SLAMS Malibu Wine Safaris for not moving the animals after allegedly telling her they would. (She also pointed out how close the fires were to Stanley’s enclosure.)

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This is how close the fire came to the fence. Now that i know the full scoop, shame on you @malibuwines @malibusafaris for not evacuating this animal or any of your animals. I was gracious earlier because you told me you’d move the animals and gave me many excuses of why you didn’t which i believed because I’m codependent and always want to give people the benefit of the doubt so i wrote a nice social media post trying to help get you hay. I tried to reason with you, tried to help you, and I brought you food for the animals. I am trying to help you do the right thing and take better care of the animals (you use to make money.) I have trailers and people who can take them out safely ready to go. I have way more photos and videos of how bad the damage in case people think I’m being dramatic. Let’s just do this the easy way? DM me and I will help you. I know moving a giraffe is incredibly dangerous but not having an evacuation plan at at all isn’t acceptable. Yes they keep saying they “evacuated” but that means into a pasture that’s still Smokey and burning on their premesis just FYI. Side note before I knew they left animals in fires was my dream to get married here 😔

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After Cummings shared these devastating posts, a social media user informed Khloe, who said she is “upset” by this development.

On Monday, Whitney went back on Instagram to acknowledge that “moving a giraffe is incredibly high risk and dangerous,” but just wants “a straight story on how Stanley was handled” because she was allegedly told conflicting information from staff.

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@malibusafaris if you have people on your staff you’d like me to talk to with more information about evacuation efforts, I’m down to hear it. I’m happy to be wrong. I’m just relaying what I was told and what I saw. I have photos of everything i saw and I’m not going to post or release the rest until I have all the information and have spoken to everyone directly so I’m not jumping to conclusions. I know y’all are dealing with a lot of loss and i have compassion for that, so just prove to us that you did the right thing for your 80 or so animals or at least that you tried and we can come to peace on this. Let vets in today to tell us everyone is okay and we can go from there.

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On Tuesday, a source confirmed to TMZ that Stanley is safe, and was moved out of his enclosure after midnight on Friday. Contrary to rumors, his eyelashes were NOT burned.

Despite this news, a PETA rep says the organization is demanding that authorities check on the company’s unaccounted-for animals, and their condition.

Senior Vice President of Communications, Lisa Lange, told the site:

“It is unconscionable for any facility that keeps animals under lock and key not to have an emergency plan that allows for their immediate evacuation when one is called for.”

Meanwhile, on Monday, it appears Malibu Wine Safaris is doing damage control by posting videos of the animals getting fed:

Then this video on Sunday:

Stay safe, y’all! And let’s hope every person and animal stays safe amid the wildfires.

[Image via Whitney Cummings/Instagram.]

Nov 12, 2018 1:24pm PST

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